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Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop by Jeff Schewe, Martin Evening

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Chapter 7

Masking and compositing

How to combine images and solve tricky problems

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In this chapter we wanted to look at some of the various masking and compositing techniques that we have both utilized over the years. This is one of those areas where Photoshop has evolved to provide a useful array of tools that can help you to produce convincing blends in your composite images. Of course, it is not all down to Photoshop. It often matters that you get the photography right to begin with. The techniques shown here should provide you with ideas and inspiration for how to become a master retoucher using Photoshop.

Compositing work

Creating a realistic ...

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